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After nearly a decade of heated debate, Alabama’s academic standards for K-12 education are headed for a vote Thursday in the Alabama Senate. State Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston said he wants the state to end its use of the Common Core State Standards, which have been the basis of Alabama’s standards since 2010.

If the survival of everyone touched by the March 19, 2018, tornado was a miracle, it still left questions as old as Job and the whirlwind. And it left questions that ought to be easier to answer. How much does Jacksonville owe to dumb luck? How much did the community do right? And were there lessons in earlier storms that helped us later?

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